Good Samaritan Motorcyclist Mark Adams Dies

The motorcycle community lost a great mechanic, friend and enthusiast last week in Florida.

Mark “Tex” Adams was doing what came natural to him last week — helping out somebody in need. Mark stopped to help a woman who had run out of gas on Interstate 4 in Florida when another motorist veered onto the shoulder and struck him.

I had the opportunity to get to know Mark when we worked together at KTM. He was an excellent mechanic who loved to tinker on anything with a motor in an effort to get it to run perfectly. On more than one occasion, Mark helped me develop new products for the HEQ product line, all the while performing all sorts of mechanical magic for the different KTM race teams. When I’d travel to California for business, Mark and I would go out to grab a bite together and reminisce about old times.

After leaving KTM, Mark built contraptions for the Nitro Circus guys, including the Flying Moto bike that was featured on one episode of the show. Eventually he landed a job working for James Stewart, a current Supercross rider for Joe Gibb’s racing.

Mark was a good person with a great heart. He was an award-winning motorcycle mechanic who always went out of his way to help his friends and people in need. Mark’s passing is a huge loss to the motorcycle community. Godspeed Tex! You will be missed!

About the Author:

Meet Lowell Anderson, J&P Cycles director of brands. In this position, he is responsible for the assortment, design and development of products for our private label brands. Prior to joining the J&P team, Lowell was a senior manager for KTM North America Inc., where he was responsible for designing, developing and marketing all the KTM hard parts and clothing for the KTM Hard Equipment product line. Lowell has a passion for everything on two wheels. He still enjoys riding both street and dirt bikes. In his spare time, Lowell enjoys working on his bikes, building metric bobbers and spending time with his family and friends.

7 Comments

  1. Jon C Webb February 10, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I lost a good friend in TX who was helping someone on the highway. Sorry for the loss to Marks family and friends.

  2. Michael February 9, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Only the good die young.

  3. Brian Parris February 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Wow, how tragic. My families thought and prayers go out to his family. So sad, Hope the smuck that hit him, gets whats whats coming to him. Thank god for the move over law, Its not just for Law enforcement, but for everyone. And as stated before: Godspeed Tex! You will be missed!

  4. ray skinner February 7, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    R.I.P MARK I AM SURE YOU WILL BE A BIG HELPER
    IN GOD HOUSE HE SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT GUY

    RAY SKINNER PROVIDENCE RI

  5. Johnny Knight February 1, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    God Speed Tex, See you on the other side bro. Ride Hard, Live To Ride

  6. Gary Biscardi February 1, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Sorry to hear the news of this this tragic accident. My heart goes out to his family.

  7. jeff February 1, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    RIP Mark

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